Enduring Earth is an ambitious collaboration that works alongside governments to accelerate and amplify conservation for a more sustainable, prosperous future for people and the planet. The initiative seeks to protect and conserve our ocean, lands, and freshwater and to secure long-term financing for conservation projects that will also help ensure economic diversification and prosperity in communities. The collaboration is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, World Wildlife Fund, and ZOMALAB—the family office of philanthropists Ben and Lucy Ana Walton.
Enduring Earth is supporting efforts by the governments in the Eastern Tropical Pacific region to create a well-governed, durable, and effectively managed transboundary marine conservation area. If successful, this project will support the countries’ ambitions to advance ecological connectivity throughout this ocean region, protect biodiversity, promote coastal community well-being and climate resilience, and help maintain a productive ocean-based economy. This vast, irreplaceable, and interconnected ecosystem harbors a wide range of globally significant marine mammals such as sharks, whales, and sea turtles, many of which are rare, threatened, or endangered.
These efforts are funded in part by the Global Environment Facility; the stakeholder engagement plan for the Eastern Tropical Pacific region can be downloaded from this page.
Editor’s Note: This page was updated Nov. 21, 2023, to remove an incorrect reference to the Eastern Tropical Pacific initiative as a project finance for permanence (PFP)—a label applied only to projects financed through the PFP model.